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Royal Cymru Navy & Royal Cymru Marine Commandos

The Royal Cymru Navy

Royal Cymru Navy Flag

Active: 1900 - present

Motto: "Si vis pacem, para bellum"
"If you wish for peace, prepare for war"

Nation: Cymru Celtia

Type: Navy

Role: Maritime Warfare

28,000 active personnel
7,000 reserve personnel
2,000 marine personnel
500 marine reserve personnel
25 operational ships

-Commander in Chief: His Highness Prince Dawfyd
-Grand Admiral: Chester Dolittle
-Defence Secretary: Clyde Huntington

Royal Cymru Navy

The Royal Cymru Navy (RCN) is Cymru Celtia's naval warfare force. Formed in May 1900 after the Order of Armed Services was enacted by the Crown. Before 1900, Cymru Celtia had a maritime defence force manned by contractors and merchant companies paid for by the crown.

During the First World War, the RCN saw intense active service assisting the Allies in protecting shipping lanes for merchant ships and patrolling against submarine attacks. RCN had 34 ships active during the war, losing 15 to enemy action. Some 9000 sailors perished during 1914-1918.

World War Two brought the RCN once again into action as Axis threats against Cymru Celtia brought the Axis forces attempting to invade the nation but was pushed back by a combined effort from the RCN and RCAF (Royal Cymru Air Force) known as The Battle of Cymru Celtia (1940-1941). Once the threat of invasion was over, the RCN turned it's attention to assisting the British Royal Navy and United States Navy in the Pacific theatre. The RCN had during the course of the war, 56 active ships in combat and support roles. When the war ended in August 1945, the RCN had lost 27 ships and some 16,000 sailors lost and perished.

From 1945, after the war, the Navy reduced the size of it's fleet from 29 to 15 ships and converted to a defensive force. This didn't change, even during the Cold War years of 1947 1991, the RCN maintained a purely defensive stature, only adding an Aircraft Carrier (HMCS Vigilance) to the force in 1962 to strengthen its defence capabilities.

Today, the Royal Cymru Navy maintains an operational fleet of various types of warships and support vessels, described by the RCN as being "At the forefront" in terms of capability. This largely consists of; an amphibious assault ship, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, minesweepers, submarines, patrol boats, auxiliary ships and aircraft of combat and support roles. The RCN is both offensive and defensive, assisting allied forces in combat and support roles. The Navy also employs an aircraft carrier, being a island nation and uncertain international tensions, the Navy commissioned HMCS King Merrion in 2015, at the cost of 3.1 billion. The planning and development of HMCS King Merrion began in 2001 after the 9/11 Terrorist Attack. The RCN began a defence review in the wake of global uncertainty and was granted permission for the carriers development which began in 2006. The carrier was unveiled in September 2015 and began operational service in April 2016.

One of the first RCN Dreadnoughts, HMCS Vanquish

Royal Cymru Marine Commandos

The Royal Cymru Marines are an amphibious, specialised light infantry force of commandos, capable of deploying at short notice in support of the Royal Cymru Celtia military and diplomatic objectives overseas. The Royal Cymru Marines are organised into a highly mobile light infantry brigade (1 Commando Brigade) and a number of separate units, including 1 Assault Group Royal Cymru Marines, 2 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Cymru Marines and a company strength commitment to combat support -Artillery, Medical, Logistics- (7 Commando Company). The Corps operates in all environments and climates, though particular expertise and training is spent on amphibious warfare, Arctic warfare, mountain warfare and expeditionary warfare.

The Royal Cymru Marines have seen action in a number of wars, often fighting beside the Royal Cymru Celtia Army and recently, the Cymru Foreign Legion; World War I and World War II. In recent times, the Corps has been deployed in expeditionary warfare roles, such as the Gulf War, the Bosnian War, the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.

2000 personnel make up the Royal Cymru Marines, recruits are required to undergo one of the longest and most physically demanding specialist infantry training regimes in the world. Recruit training lasts for 32 weeks for Marines and 60 weeks for officers. Potential recruits must be male and aged 16 to 32 (18 to 25 for Commissioned Officers); however by the end of 2018 women will be permitted to apply after the ban on women in Ground Close Combat roles was lifted in July 2017. They must first undertake a series of interviews, medical tests, an eye/sight test, psychometric tests and a PJFT (Pre-joining fitness test). Once a potential recruit passes these, enlisted recruits undertake a 3-day selection course called PMC (Potential Marine Course) and potential officers undertake POC (Potential Officer Course) both take place at the Commando Training Centre Royal Cymru Marines (CTCRCM) in Porthaeth. Officers must also take the Admiralty Interview Board (AIB). Upon passing the 3-day course, recruits then start basic recruit training (RT) at CTCRCM. Unlike in many countries, enlisted Marines and officer Marines often train together for the first 32 weeks. A large proportion of training is carried out on Brecon Range's inhospitable terrain.

Operational Fleet




HMCS King Merrion

Aircraft Carrier

HMCS Celtic

Amphibious Assault Marine Ship

HMCS Defender

Type 2000 Destroyer

HMCS Dragon

Type 2000 Destroyer


Type 2000 Destroyer

HMCS Dauntless

Type 2000 Destroyer

HMCS Diamond

Type 2000 Destroyer

HMCS Fearless

Type 90 Frigate

HMCS Fortitude

Type 90 Frigate

HMCS Foxhound

Type 90 Frigate

HMCS Firefly

Type 90 Frigate

HMCS Fencer

Type 90 Frigate

HMCS Mercury


HMCS Merciless


HMCS Servitude

Submarine (Attack)

HMCS Sterling

Submarine (Attack)

HMCS Sealion

Submarine (Ballistic Missile)

HMCS Sovereign

Submarine (Ballistic Missile)

HMCS Albion

Auxiliary Fleet

HMCS Astute

Auxiliary Fleet